Is It ‘a War’ or Not? Kerry and Hagel Confused

by Andrew Johnson

Minutes after secretary of state John Kerry specifically told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the Obama administration was “not asking American to go to war,” secretary of defense Chuck Hagel described it as such. “We understand that a country faces few decisions as grave as using military force, we are not unaware of the costs and ravages of war,” Hagel said at today’s hearing.